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International Women's Day: Born in the USA

nternational Women's Day, grew from the struggle of working women to form trade unions and the fight for women's right to vote.

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House GOP ambushes NLRB, again

Using the excuse of decrying "ambush elections," the Republican right wingers who dominate the House Education and the Workforce Committee ambushed the NLRB at a March 5 hearing on the board's proposal

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"Fed up" day laborers launch anti-deportation drive

When Pilar comes home from work at night, often after toiling for 10-12 hours at the family's tortilla bakery and store, her elder daughter frequently has a question for her."Why isn't my Daddy home?"

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"Funeral" mourns loss of renters' rights in Wisconsin

At the stroke of midnight on March 1, laws went into effect that will strike down many county and municipal ordinances that have strengthened legal protections for those who rent.

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GOP-run Missouri House moving fast on anti-worker agenda

Unionists mobilized against anti-worker schemes, delivering more than 6,850 handwritten and individual letters to state House Speaker Tim Jones demanding he reject so-called Right to Work legislation.

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Union says inner-city minorities are cheated on mass transit

The differences in commuting times for inner-city minority residents and suburban non-minorities are significant enough to affect minorities' pay and job possibilities.

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Unions double down on Southern organizing after loss in Tennessee

"You can always count on the brave workers it takes to ensure that all workers will, in the end, participate in how decisions are made at their workplaces."

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Union leaders hail Obama order raising minimum wage for contract workers

They urged other politicians, notably lawmakers in Congress, to follow his lead and raise the national minimum wage.

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Postal workers warn public about outsourcing deal with Staples

"Outsourcing an essential public service to a for-profit corporation staffed with clerks making less than a livable wage and no accountability to the American public is completely irrational."

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Marxist economist Richard Wolff draws overflow crowds

They flocked to hear the unapologetically self-avowed "Marxian economist" who has long toiled in the obscurity of academia and left circles.

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